The Key Ingredient To A Strong Corporate Culture

Most companies talk a big game about how strong their corporate culture is and how it shapes the employee experience. But culture is a buzzword that means different things to… Get the Rest


The HR Gateway Drug = Candidate Experience

Today we are gonna stir the pot a little on a topic most HR pros still need a 101 on---it’s called Candidate Experience (CE). My company, Daxko, just

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Mood Rings, Magic 8-Balls & Employee Engagement

I'm a product of the 70s. I had bell bottoms, platform sandals and wore my hair in braids. I also had a mood ring that was a piece of


Corporate Freudian Psychoanalysis: Is That A Cigar or Are You Just Engaged?

We're going to a weird place today. And I know this is a simplistic analysis but go with it… it’ll be fun! Freud (Sigmund, the psychiatry guy, not the

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If You Never Change Your Mind, You’re Doing It Wrong

Hopefully by now you’ve warmed up to the notion that productive conflict is important to encourage in your teams. To get the most out of their insights and

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We’ll Call You When We Want Pleated Khakis: Workplace Humor from HBO’s Silicon Valley

I absolutely love this time of year. The days are warmer, longer, and my work attire is once again accented with wedges instead of tights. This time of the


If Goals Don’t Change, You Must Be Working For ACME

Somewhere there's a marketing manager for a Taxi association.  She's got direct reports and is just hearing about this thing called Uber.  She already set some lame goals


Employment Branding: The Maker Vs. The Manager

I recently rediscovered Paul Graham’s classic 2009 essay, “Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule,” and it’s making me reevaluate how I approach my work. In the article, Graham breaks information workers


Gossip Girls and Boys – HR’s New Productivity Weapon?

For all my career I’ve heard that loose lips sink ships. I was told don’t talk about your coworkers, don’t spread gossip. And if you are in HR,


Show Me The Shekels

My buddy KD just wrote a piece about the importance of the Employee Development Plan when targeting the performance "middle-class." It makes a lot of sense; you have